Latest Fish News

Sawfish are spinning, and dying, in Florida waters as rescue effort begins

Mar. 28, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Endangered smalltooth sawfish, marine creatures virtually unchanged for millions of years, are exhibiting erratic spinning behavior and dying in unusual numbers in Florida waters. Federal and state wildlife agencies are beginning an effort to rescue and rehabilitate...

Maine fishermen caught more fish in 2023, thanks to a hunger relief program and COVID funds

Mar. 25, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine fishermen bucked yearslong, industrywide trends last year and caught more fish, a development regulators and industry members said shows the impact of COVID-19 relief funds. Maine has long been a leader in catching groundfish, which are bottom-dwelling...

How a wandering white shark's epic journey could provide clues for protecting them

Mar. 11, 2024 20:14 PM EDT

As sharks go, LeeBeth is something like a long-haul trucker with gills and giant teeth. Swimmers at the beach might not be excited to see the 14-foot (4.3-meter) white shark, but scientists following LeeBeth's movements are thrilled that the big fish's epic journey could provide...

Fewer fish and more algae? Scientists seek to understand impacts of historic lack of Great Lakes ice

Mar. 08, 2024 00:44 AM EST

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Michigan Tech University biologists have been observing a remote Lake Superior island's fragile wolf population every winter since 1958, but they had to cut this season's planned seven-week survey short after just two weeks. The ski plane they study the wolves...

Evers signs bill increasing out-of-state bow and crossbow deer hunting license fees

Feb. 29, 2024 13:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill Thursday that raises the cost for bow and crossbow deer hunting licenses for out-of-state residents. The Republican-authored measure raises the cost of the licenses by an additional $35 to $200. The state Department of Natural...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Feb. 29, 2024 07:13 AM EST

The Advocate. February 28, 2024. Editorial: State’s coastal agency is working, don’t weaken it Gov. Jeff Landry’s proposal to consolidate and reorganize the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority under the Louisiana Department of Energy and Natural...

Wisconsin Assembly approves increases in out-of-state outdoor license fees to help close deficit

Feb. 22, 2024 17:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would raise a variety of hunting, fishing and trapping license fees for out-of-state residents to help shrink a deficit in the state's fish and wildlife account. The Assembly passed the legislation 97-0,...

Charlotte, a stingray with no male companion, is pregnant in her mountain aquarium

Feb. 14, 2024 18:59 PM EST

Charlotte, a rust-colored stingray the size of a serving platter, has spent much of her life gliding around the confines of a storefront aquarium in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains. She's 2,300 miles (3,700 kilometers) from her natural habitat under the waves off southern...

Nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline, UN report says

Feb. 12, 2024 03:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, according to a new United Nations report released Monday. Many songbirds, sea turtles, whales, sharks and other migratory animals move to different environments with changing seasons and are imperiled...

Lawsuit seeks to protect dolphins if flood-control spillway is used near New Orleans

Jan. 24, 2024 22:07 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Opening a spillway as a flood-control measure in 2019 sent polluted fresh water from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico and killed bottlenose dolphins that live in saltwater, according to a new lawsuit. Several local governments and business groups...